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Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

'Arrow' star proves he's an actual superhuman with a jaw-dropping 'Ninja Warrior' run

WOW.<p>Stephen Amell stars in The CW's hit DC Comics superhero series, <i>Arrow</i>. But did you know he's also an IRL superhuman who possesses powers above and …

These New Robots Look Freaky But Can Do Amazing Things

Technology<p>In labs around the world, robots are sprouting legs. Engineers are fine-tuning their abilities to walk, climb, and stay balanced so they can carry heavy loads or scout hazardous environments.<p>Just a few years ago, many of the elite robots at the DARPA Robotics Challenge struggled with …

'Physics-Defying' Gravity Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …

Use 375,000 images from the Met however you want, for free

If you want to use images of paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, like <i>Woman with a Parrot</i> by Gustave Courbet (above), you no longer have to worry about rights. All of the Met's approximately 375,000 public-domain artwork images are now available for free, unrestricted use. The new "Open …

Museums

Tomi Lahren Slammed as 'F---ing Crazy' on 'Real Time With Bill Maher'

TheBlaze host also admits on “Real Time With Bill Maher” that Trump’s failed Yemen raid would have been called “second coming of Benghazi” if it had …

Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do

In it he recounts a horrible story of being a young programmer who landed a job building a website for a pharmaceutical company. The whole post is worth a read, but the upshot is he was duped into helping the company skirt drug advertising laws in order to persuade young women to take a particular …

Computer Science

LastPass makes password management free across all of your PCs, tablets and phones

As we increasingly depend on digital tools and cloud services for work and play, the need to effectively manage the security of those resources …

Banning Tablets Is Best for Children

Latest guidelines recommend just one hour of screen time a day of ‘high quality programming’<p>A funny thing happened when I banned tablets in my house on weekdays and curtailed their use on weekends. My children, ages 6 and 4, became less cantankerous. They also became happier, more responsive and …

Tablets

Just 2 Weeks in The Mountains Can Change Your Blood For Months

Humans adapt almost immediately.<p>The human body begins adapting to high-elevation environments as quickly as overnight, and these biological changes …

After 9 years, the smartphone boom is finally over

Now, just over nine years since the introduction of the iPhone, it looks like the boom is over.<p>Data from analyst firm IDC released this week suggests that smartphone market growth will only be up 1.6% in 2016 versus 2015, with 1.46 billion phones sold. In 2015, it was up a solid 10.6% versus 2014. …

Tim Cook

50 free Google Chrome browser extensions | ZDNet

Get more done with free privacy and productivity extensions for Google Chrome<p>Here are 50 extensions that focus on privacy and productivity. With …

How Microsoft built a computer so good, even Apple wanted to copy it

They were there to launch the Surface Pro 3, the newest version of Microsoft's tablet.<p>"This is a big day," Nadella told Panay. "Let's get it right."<p>The pressure was on: The first generation of Surface tablets had performed so badly in the market, Microsoft had to take a $900 million write-down for …

Batteries

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S: When a Windows 10 tablet tries to grow up

When creating a 2-in-1 device, it would be nice if the device could do one thing in an exemplary fashion before another mode of interaction was added.<p>…

Being single beats being married, psychologist claims

Being single allows people to “live their best, most authentic and most meaningful life” and the idea of wedded bliss is largely a myth, a …